Please take a good look at the picture above.  The state of NJ just guaranteed that we will all go through that living hell again. I guess the state didn’t get the message we posted yesterday about the Rutgers Climate Adaptation ...

The Rutgers Climate Institute has done great things to help us Re-Think the Coast.  Most recently their “working briefs” as the NJ Climate Adaptation Alliance on climate impacts in NJ found here. The reports are available ...

Note this piece says we are “socializing the risk” for sea level rise in places like Florida.  Remember the other side – that we privatizing the benefit (living near the water.) Eugene Linden in the LA Times We wrote ...

Maybe it was not that bad, but the public, environmental, and planning professionals are feeling snubbed because the Office of Emergency Management in NJ submitted their Hazard Mitigation Plan to the feds without any input from the public. 

The Biggert-Waters Act in Congress moved the National Flood Insurance Program, NFIP, towards becoming more self-sufficient and more solvent.  In recent years the NFIP has gone $17 Billion in debt after Hurricane Katrina and more ...

Th US Senate reversed itself on the Biggert-Waters Act, which would put the National Flood Insurance Program, NFIP, on a path to solvency, but it would also increase flood insurance premiums for many Americans. The NFIP has been ...

Yes, we want you to Rethink the Jersey Shore and the entire coast.  But US Strong wants us to re-think how we pay for all of this stuff.  We are approaching the anniversary of the day Congress passed a Sandy relief bill.  It only ...

Raising houses may or may not be enough as oceans rise.  What about the ground-level and below ground infrastructure around such homes?  Will we need to raise public infrastructure and entire islands? A thoughtful treatment of the ...

Pro Publica did some excellent investigative reporting on the state of FEMA flood maps in the lead up to Sandy.  In the early 2000’s it seems that FEMA invested only in digitizing old flood maps instead of updating the data on ...

The Union of Concerned Scientists put out an excellent report on the National Flood Insurance Program called Overwhelming Risk: Rethinking Flood Insurance in a World of Rising Seas.   Hey, they got our name in there, Rethink, so we ...